I’m a week late on this, and I blame the recalls – Both Wisconsin and national politics have been perfectly orchestrated to maximize distractions. But there was some good news last week. In Forbes Magazine’s “The Small Best Places for Business and Careers for 2011″, seven Wisconsin communities made the list. Eau Claire, Appleton, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Racine, Sheboygan, and Fond du Lac were numbers 38, 39, 40, 71, 81, 100, and 107, respectively. The rankings are based on the costs of living and doing business, educational attainment, and observed and predicted economic growth. They don’t cite any specific policies so it’s difficult to point to anything in particular this or the previous administration passed. It’s still nice to be reminded that we live in an exceptional state.
August 11, 2011